Friday, September 28, 2012

My Meds are WHAT??


Backordered with "no release date in sight".

That's what I heard from the pharmacist exactly 2 weeks ago.

If you're reading this, I'll assume you've read the last few posts in this blog.  The ones that have detailed my difficulty getting to the bathroom on time.

That's what life is like for me WITH meds.

Maybe you can make a guess at the feeling of sheer panic that came over me when I heard that I was going to run out in a couple of days.

"Oh, don't worry, we'll just call your doctor and get him to prescribe you something new".  That's what the pharmacist said.

Never mind that my GI doctor only works at the clinic one day/week.  Never mind that it's nearly impossible to reach a live person when you call.  Never mind that it's Friday afternoon and the clinic is already closed for the weekend.

"Don't worry."

And so began a flurry of phone calls.

Me to the doctor's office.  Me to the pharmacy.  The pharmacy to the doctor's office.  The pharmacy to me.  Me to the doctor's office.  Madness.

I still can't hear the words "rectal enema" without squirming.

Finally we are in agreement.  I will go back to the first batch of meds that were prescribed for me.  The doctor changed them after the first 2 months because the bleeding came back after I stopped using them.

More phone calls with the pharmacy because they have managed to mess up Every. Single. Prescription that I've asked them to fill.  This one is no different.

In the end, I get the new meds only a couple of days after I run out of the old ones.  I've been using them for about a week now.

Here's the thing.


I want to shout it from the rooftops!  It wasn't exactly back to normal, but it was as close as it's been in 2 years.  There's been minimal bleeding for a couple of days, and nowhere near the level of urgency that I've been trying to get used to.

I'm trying not to get too excited yet, it could just be my body getting used to things.  But I'm feeling hopeful.

1 comment:

  1. That's great news! maybe the back order was a blessing in disguise :)